Green Beans, Potatoes, and Eggplant with a Cilantro-Onion Sauce

Sem, Aloo, Aur Baingan Ki Subzi

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660 Curries

By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

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Here’s an excellent example of a curry with no spices in it—just herbs. Feel free to either add or drop any vegetable from this combination if one does or doesn’t appeal to you. Just adjust the cooking time to suit the vegetables you use.


  • 1 large tomato, cored and coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium-size red onion, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup firmly packed


  1. Plop the tomato into a blender jar, and then add the onion, cilantro, and chiles. If the tomato is juicy, it will provide ample liquid for the blender blades to function. If it isn’t, you might need to add ¼ cup water. Puree to form a light purple-red sauce with flecks of green.
  2. Drain the potato and pat it dry with paper towels.
  3. Heat the oil in a large s